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Judith Light

Judith Light made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House. Her breakthrough role in television was in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live for which she won two consecutive Emmy Awards. Subsequently, she starred in the long-running ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? and was featured in many other television sitcoms, dramas and films. She received her first nomination for a Tony Award in 2011, for the Broadway play Lombardi and in 2012 and 2013 won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties. From 2013 to 2014, she played the role of Judith Brown Ryland in the drama series, Dallas and in 2014, starred in the critically acclaimed series Transparent, for which she received Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, and Critics' Choice Television Award nominations.

Click the image below to watch as Judith reads a speech by her dear friend Paul Monette, author of "Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story".



Tucker Smallwood

His films include The Cotton Club, Contact, Deep Impact, Sour Grapes, Traffic, The One, and Embers. On television, he has had guest and general appearances in Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Babylon 5, The X-Files, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Friends and The Sarah Silverman Program. He is the author of Return To Eden, an anthology of personal essays describing his tour of duty in the Vietnam War, his life as a performer, and his return to Vietnam in 2004.

Click the image below to watch Tucker reminisce about a special army nurse from his very personal anthology, "Return to Eden".

 

Ray Abruzzo

Abruzzo played police sergeant John Zorelli in Dynasty from 1988 to 1989, Detective Michael McGuire in The Practice from 1998 to 2004; and "Little" Carmine Lupertazzi in The Sopranos from 2002 to 2007. Other television credits include NCIS, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, House M.D., NYPD Blue, Lois and Clark, Law & Order: SVU, The Nanny, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Bones, Weinerville , In Plain Sight and Mad Men. On stage he has appeared at New Jersey Rep in the world premiere of Dan Lauria's Dinner With the Boys that subsequently moved to off-Broadway. At the Pasadena Playhouse he has appeared in Mauritius, and Lombardi, where he played the title role. Film credits include Feast of the Seven Fishes, and Bad Education.

Click the image below to listen to Ray's memories of James Gandolfini from The Sopranos.


Bruce Davison
Davison made his Broadway debut in Tiger at the Gates in 1968. He appeared as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, and starred in The Glass Menagerie with Jessica Tandy. Off-Broadway credits include Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, and How I Learned to Drive. In L.A. he has appeared on stage in Streamers and The Normal Heart, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and Drama-Logue Award for his performances. He made his film debut in Last Summer in 1969. Other credits include Willard, Mame, Short Eyes, Six Degrees of Separation, and X-Men. For his role in Longtime Companion he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. His many television credits include Hunter, Marcus Welby, M.D., Love, American Style, The Waltons, Lou Grant, Murder, She Wrote, Designing Women, Seinfeld, Chicago Hope, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, CSI: Miami, and Hawaii Five-0.

Click the image below for Bruce's memories of working with the great Henry Fonda on The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.


Jill Eikenberry

Her film credits in the 1970's and 80's include Between the Lines, A Night Full of Rain, An Unmarried Woman, and Arthur. She made her Broadway debut in 1974 in All Over Town, and later appeared Off-Broadway in Uncommon Women and Others. Her major breakthrough came in 1986 in television's L.A. Law produced by Steve Bochko in which she starred along with her husband, Michael Tucker for eight years. Other TV credits include Hill Street Blues, Assault and Matrimony, The Secret Life of Archie's Wife, A Town Torn Apart, Gone in a Heartbeat, Numb3rs, Law & Order, and Body of Proof . Recent stage credits include M Spot and Fern Hill written by Michael Tucker and premiering at the New Jersey Repertory Company with Fern Hill subsequently moving to off-Broadway.

Click the image below for Jill's story about her mother and the wonderful Marcia who came to be her mother's caregiver.

 
Stacy Keach

Early theater credits in the 1960's include the title role in MacBird! on Off-Broadway. He first appeared on Broadway in 1969 as Buffalo Bill in Indians. In the early 1980s, he starred in the title role of the musical Barnum (national tour), and in 1991 and 1996 he won Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Actor for his work in Richard III and Macbeth with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. In 2006, he performed the lead role in King Lear at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and in 2008, played Merlin in Camelot with the New York Philharmonic. He has played the title role in two separate productions of Hamlet. In 2008 and 2009, Keach portrayed Richard M. Nixon in the U.S. touring company of Frost/Nixon, and in 2010 appeared in the off- Broadway premiere of Other Desert Cities that transferred to Broadway. His work on stage has won him numerous awards, including Obie, Drama Desk, and Vernon Rice Awards. Keach is a founding member of L.A. Theatre Works and has performed leads in many productions with the company, including in Death of a Salesman and in The Crucible. In addition to theater he has many film credits including The Long Riders, Butterfly, The Bourne Legacy, Nebraska, Gotti, Fat City and The Ninth Configuration. On TV he is best known as Mike Hammer in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, The New Mike Hammer and Mike Hammer, Private Eye.

Click the image below to hear Stacy's memories of the Texas towns, Wichita Falls and Taft, where he spent cherished time as child learning about privilege, priorities, and freedom.

 

 

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